The Origins of Deconstruction

The Origins of Deconstruction

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In these essays, a range of leading scholars seek both to investigate the historical, institutional and philosophical origins of deconstruction and to think through the problem of the idea of origin itself.
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  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22.86mm | 491g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2009 ed.
  • X, 282 p.
  • 0230581900
  • 9780230581906

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Table of contents

Foreword: 'Taught by Love'; M.McQuillan Notes on Contributors Introduction: The Origins of Deconstruction: Derrida's Daughters; I.Willis PROLOGUE Jacques Derrida, 'Between the Writing Body and Writing ': An Interview with Daniel Ferrer Helene Cixous, 'First of All (from the Margins) I am a Reader Reading': An Interview with Daniel Ferrer PART I: INCUBATION Dating-Deconstruction; M.Froment-Meurice The Course of a General Displacement, or, The Course of the Choreographer; L.Turner Feminine Endings: Dido's Telephonic Body and the Originary Function of the Hymen; I.Willis On Prejudice and Foretelling 2; T.Docherty Extremes Meet; J.M.Rabate PART II: INAUGURATION The Opening to Infinity: Derrida's Quasi-Transcendentals; C.Colebrook Splitting the Origin: Writing and Responsibility; M.Grebowicz Derridean Beginning and Deleuzian Becoming; P.Patton 'Words of Air': On Breath and Inspiration; C.Baracchi PART III: INSTALLATION Illegibility: On the Spirit of Origins; J.P.Leavey Origins of Deconstruction? Deconstruction, That Which Arrives (If It Arrives); J.Wolfreys Philosophy of Cinders and Cinders of Philosophy: A Commentary on the Origins of Deconstruction and the Holocaust; R.Eaglestone The Beginnings of Art: Heidegger and Bataille; G.Bucher Aesthetic Allegory: Reading Hegel after Bernal; M.McQuillan Notes Index
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About Martin McQuillan

CLAUDIA BARACCHI is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York, USA
GERARD BUCHER was Melodia E. Jones Professor of French at SUNY (Buffalo), USA, and now researches in Paris at the College International de Philosophie
CLAIRE COLEBROOK is the Edwin Earle Sparks Professor of English Literature at Penn State University, USA
THOMAS DOCHERTY is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick, UK
ROBERT EAGLESTONE is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK
MARC FROMENT-MEURICE is Professor of French at Vanderbilt University, USA
MARGARET GREBOWICZ is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Groucher College, USA
JOHN P. LEAVEY is Professor of English Literature at the University of Florida (Gainesville), USA
PAUL PATTON is Professor of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales, Australia
JEAN MICHEL RABATE is Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
LYNNE TURNER is Lecturer in Visual Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
JULIAN WOLFREYS is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture at the University of Loughborough, UK
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